10 web sites that time forgot

When was the last time you posted a pic on PhotoBucket? Did a search on AltaVista? Or updated your Myspace page? In the online world, sites that were once the rage can quickly fall out of fashion. But they don’t die; they linger on in a kind of cyber-limbo.

By Howard Wen, Network World |  Internet, AltaVista, mapquest

Hot or Not

Alexa Global Traffic Rank: 16,776

Started in October 2000 by two Silicon Valley engineer friends, this profile photo rating site pulled in over 2 million page views per day within a week of its launch. It inspired many knock-offs; even Mark Zuckerberg threw together his own take, Facesmash, for Harvard students to rate the looks of fellow students. Hot or Not was sold in February 2008 for a rumored $20 million to the owners of the “casual encounters” dating site Ashley Madison, whose motto is "life is short, have an affair."

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